Lindenwood Raising Money For Injured Football Player

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR)--  Lindenwood students and faculty gather to show support for an injured football player.

 Sterling Thomas remains hospitalized with a spinal cord injury that left him unable to use his legs.

Teammates and friends describe Sterling Thomas as having the heart and fight of a lion.

Thomas recently regained movement in his arms and upper body, but continues to fight to regain movement in his legs.

A prayer service at the 50-yard line of Hunter Stadium drew hundreds of Lindenwood students and faculty members Thursday afternoon.

 They joined hands in prayer with the hope that Sterling Thomas will continue to make progress recovering from the spinal cord injury that left him without the use of his legs.

The students and faculty are pitching in any way they can right now to raise money to help the defensive back from Tulsa, Oklahoma and his family with the medical expenses.

Lindenwood has also set up a donation fund in Sterling's name that has already drawn attention from around the country.

Lindenwood University also plans to raise money this Christmas season by selling Sterling Thomas bells to put on Christmas trees.

 The lions football team has also dedicated the rest of this football season, to their teammate Sterling Thomas.